The proposed millage would allow the city to levy 2.9449 mills beginning in 2012. If approved by voters, it would generate about $3.5 million in tax revenue for the city the first year it’s levied.
Specifically, it would raise the general operations millage from 6.324 to 8.5 mills, the sanitation millage from 0.7436 to 1 mill, and the police and fire protection millage from 1.4875 to 2 mills.
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Van Houten said she found the timing the proposal was brought to council interesting. It seems everything comes to council at the last minute, she said, and they are told to pass it now otherwise it’ll be too late. She said council has been asking for an update on the city’s financial situation for months.
She feels council needs to better define why the city needs these 3 mills and how they will be used, she said.
Badalow voted against the 2010-11 and 2011-12 fiscal year budgets, she said, budgets she believes resulted in a deficit for the city.
Zouher Abdel-Hak, resident, said he can’t accept that two balanced budgets were passed and now the city doesn’t have enough money.
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